Self perception of stress, affect heart

Stress

It’s probably not uncommon to find that our self perception about our own health is not properly valued by our health care providers. But now our perception about our own health will make sense and find importance. Sounds confusing? Well let me explain. We all understand that stress is bad for our health and mainly for our heart health. Till date your stress related health problems were mostly monitored by your doctor with not much importance about how you feel about your stress.

Interestingly according to a new finding, patient’s self perception about their work related stress matters and most individuals who feel that they are in stress get a heart problem later in life rather than people who thought they weren’t in stress. So now your thoughts about your stress of work may get honored and therefore should be conveyed to your employer to ease your life to any extent if possible. But commonly employers wisdom generation for your good health is least likely, therefore your active intervention may be more helpful. What you can do to protect yourself from health side-effects of stress –

  • Talk with your health care provider about your health concerns
  • Practice relaxation breathing like slow deep breathing throughout the day
  • You may try doing some motion exercises like cycling,walking, running etc.
  • Eat a healthy meal. Junk oily fried food better avoided.

Please cross check information from other sources too. For all your health concerns please be guided by your healthcare provider. References: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_138222.html

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